03.21.2008 08:13 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Drawmer introduces the M-Clock Plus
TransAudio Group has introduced the Drawmer M-Clock Plus, a high-stability AES Grade 1 master clock generator. The M-Clock Plus supports clock rates of 44.1kHz-192kHz and incorporates dual sample rate converters, allowing material to be resampled and synchronized to the selected high-precision clock.
In addition to its precision internal word clocks, M-Clock Plus can synchronize to an external word clock input or retrieve the clock from an AES audio signal via an AES11 input. The unit offers 10 word clock outputs, eight on the rear panel and two on the front. The exact frequency of the selected internal or external clock is measured and displayed with an accuracy of 2ppm.
Access to the two sample rate converters is provided via selectable AES, S/PDIF or TOSLINK inputs, with simultaneous AES, S/PDIF and TOSLINK outputs, enabling a wide range of format conversion as well as sample rate conversion possibilities. The first sample rate converter has a selectable AES, S/PDIF or TOSLINK input on the front panel for easy access. The inclusion of automatic dither generation with user-selectable 16- or 24-bit word length is especially valuable for 16-bit word lengths at low signal levels.
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